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Nursing floor: Economy wants more time; Congress presses for solution

Nursing floor: Economy wants more time;  Congress presses for solution

After the Federal Supreme Court (STF) formed, this Thursday (15), a majority to maintain the suspension of the law that created the minimum wage for nursing professionals, the Ministry of Economy believes it has gained more time to find a source of payment. to pay for the increase in the number of health professionals in the public network, as well as helping the private sector to bear the new costs.

According to interlocutors, Minister Paulo Guedes has asked the Planalto Palace and the National Congress to calm down to discuss the matter, however, he is being pressured by both sides.

Such as CNN showed, the President of the Republic, Jair Bolsonaro (PL), asked the economic team to study the impact that the new floor will have on public coffers. However, according to sources, it still hasn’t gotten answers.

Calculations by the National Congress show that the payment of the floor should initially cost R$ 16.3 billion. But there is no definitive study by the Executive on this. Asked about the matter, the Ministry of Economy said it would not comment.

Guedes, say interlocutors, has also been pressured by the president of the Senate, Rodrigo Pacheco, to help solve the problem. Last week, the two met, but the meeting left without practical results.

Now, the senator tries a new conversation with the minister, which could happen this Friday (16), still without confirmation. In a note released this Thursday, the president of the Senate said that Parliament will present “possible solutions” to fund the minimum wage for nursing until Monday (19).


Earlier this month, STF Minister Luís Roberto Barroso suspended a law passed by Congress and sanctioned by Bolsonaro that stipulates a minimum wage for nursing. According to the new legislation, the minimum remuneration for nurses should be set at R$ 4,750, and 70% of this amount paid to technicians and 50% to assistants and midwives.

Barroso, in the injunction, claims to have taken the decision to suspend the law to better assess the financial impact on the health system. He also requested further clarification within 60 days on public spending and the risk of mass layoffs, for example.

Last Friday (9), the virtual plenary of the Supreme Court began to analyze Barroso’s decision. So far, ten ministers have voted, seven to maintain the suspension, while another three for the floor to come into force. The trial continues until this Friday (16). The minister and president of the STF, Rosa Weber, has until 11:59 pm this Friday (16) to vote.

Source: CNN Brasil



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